An e-mail from Shaw Promotions tells us that after four years, Michael T. will throw his last party at Lotus on Friday. We e-mailed owner David Rabin to ask if this was a sign that his joint venture with Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm of Tenjune is kicking into gear, and he responded, Yes, Sunday will be our last day as Lotus as we close to work on the new concept with Mark/Eugene. Obviously this closing hasnt been as celebrated as neighbor Florents (still another ode to Florent appears in Gourmet magazine), but given that the club, opened in 2000, is the granddaddy of meatpacking nightlife along with Passerby (which closed earlier this year), we wouldnt blame you for hitting Michael T.s party and pouring out a drink or two in its honor.
Michael T.'s good-bye, for what it's worth:
"It's hard to believe that I've been at Lotus for over 4 1/2 years initially in the tiny "flower room" upstairs.
Anyway, about 8 months ago we decided to make some changes and "Tatler" came to be. It's been a lot of fun, mostly due to the colorful hosts & the amazing dj's A quick shot out to The Bangers, Justin Miller,Jacques Renault, Mike Simonetti, dj Ole, Brett Burton & The "Ladies of the House" Fucci, Kimann Foxman & Dirty Jean + many more!
Also, a very special thanks to Michael Gogel & the staff at Lotus!
"Friday the 13th" is going to be totally ridiculous wear your "bloody best" as we pay homage to "Slasher Flicks" and all their villans and victims! Boy-Voyage Lotus it's been a blast!